Preventing Dental Injuries: Mouthguards

One way to prevent dental emergencies is protecting your teeth with a mouthguard when playing sports. Mouthguards are especially important for young athletes who wear braces. Your dentist can help you identify the mouthguard that best fits your needs and budget.

a regular blue sports gum guard

Preventing Dental Injuries: Mouthguards

One of the best ways to prevent injury is to wear a mouthguard while playing sports. If you participate in any kind of full-contact sport, the American Dental Association recommends that you wear a mouthguard.

Choosing the right mouthguard is essential. There are three basic types of mouthguards: the pre-made mouthguard, the “boil-and-bite” fitted mouthguard, and a custom-made mouthguard from your dentist. When you choose a mouthguard, be sure to pick one that is tear-resistant, comfortable and well-fitted for your mouth, easy to keep clean, and does not prevent you from breathing properly.

The Estero Bay Dental team in Estero, FL can help you select the right type of mouthguard for your needs, ensure your mouthguard is properly fitted to your teeth, and show you how to wear it properly.